Why V8 Engines are Powerful? List of Top 4 Modern V8 engines
Whenever we come across a vehicle say a sports car or a sports bike, what is the first thing that comes in mind? Mostly, it is about the power generating capability and the top speed of the vehicle. In today’s world, the number of automobile enthusiasts is countless which response as a challenge for the automobile brands to impress these enthusiasts with the best creations of all times.
The V8 engine is a creation born to tackle this challenge and so far, it has given positive results to all the brands available in the market. But, what makes these V8 engines so special and why they are only preferred only in a sports car or sports bikes. An engine’s functioning and performance depends on four factors –
- An engine must generate sufficient power for the movement of a vehicle.
- An engine must be capable of balancing all the vibrations that happen due to spinning and shaking.
- The location of the engine matters a lot. A perfectly installed engine maximizes the handling characteristics of the car.
- Fuel consumption of an engine must be according to the power it generates.
A V8 engine is capable of handling all of these factors in a smooth and balanced manner which makes them a worthy choice for a sports car and sports bike.
Today, we have brought you a list of V8 engines that have amazed the world through their performance.
General Motors 6.2-litre LT4 Supercharged V8
The Chevrolet small-blocks are some of the best V8 engines ever designed. These engines are affordable, compact, durable, reliable and currently, the world is using the fifth-generation LT4 small-block that stands out in the crowd. The LT4 is used in Corvette Z06 and Camaro ZL1 generating 650 horsepower and 881 Nm.
Mercedes-Benz 4.0-litre M178 Twin-Turbo V8
The 4.0-litre M178 is the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz V8 family. The engine debuted in AMG GT starting with 456hp. The new AMG GT R is able to squeeze out 577hp and 699 Nm of torque. The engine gets a peculiar design in order to remain compact and light, along with BorgWarner turbos that are positioned inside the V configuration. It is the first engine manufactured by the company with this feature and the German Automaker calls this feature, ‘Hot Inside V’.
Radical 2.7-litre RPE V8
Radical is a UK-based small-batch sports car manufacturers and they mostly use the Suzuki Motorcycle engine as a base which makes them so special. 2.7-litre RPE V8 is counted among those engines and it is currently used in the SR8 sports car. The RPE V8 is capable of producing 405hp allowing small vehicles to reach from 0-100 in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 278kmph.
McLaren 4.0-litre M840T Twin-Turbo V8
The 4.0-litre M840T is the latest edition to the McLaren family. The current V8 replaces the M838T 3.8-litre which was used to generate power in 650S, 675LT, and McLaren P1. The engine is capable of generating 710hp and 418Nm of torque. This version of the engine is not used in many vehicles which makes it one of the limited edition engines offered by McLaren.
When it comes to V8 engines, the list keeps on going but these are some of the engines that have a special influence on the enthusiasts as well as sports car lovers.
Sarthak Moghe is a young, enthusiastic writer who loves modern technology and automobiles. After completing his graduation in Journalism and Mass-Communication, he stepped into the world of adulting as a content writer. When not busy on the keyboard, he likes to explore new topics and hone his sense of humour.